If you’re interested in science, or have ever wondered why we see the universe the way we do, it’s time to take a fast-paced journey through some illuminating possibilities.
For most academics writing is a slow solitary affair. Penning A Flash of Light was about as far from that as is imaginable. Plonked in the middle of a science festival, people peering over our shoulders, fueled with caffeine and take-out and inspired by each others company we knocked out a book, that we are really very proud of.
You might expect a book about light to start with some physical description of electromagnetic waves and how their properties relate to the colours that we see. Well we will get to that later, but we’re going to start somewhere else entirely; the place where colour actually exists – in your mind… And we’re going to explore that place with some near future science fiction about a gene therapy that could soon be available to treat colour blindness (or more accurately colour deficiency).
Publication date 1 July 2016 Price £12 Format Digital and print Page extent 124 pages Digital ISBN 978178262859 Print ISBN 9781782627319 Copyright 2016
Mark Lorch Editor Andy Miah Editor Chris Arridge Contributor Wendy Sadler Contributor Giuliana Mazzoni Contributor Benjamin P Burke Contributor Juliette E McGregor Contributor Charlotte A Stephenson Contributor Kevin A Pimbblet Contributor Akshat Rathi Contributor